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Lois A. Bowers

Lois A. Bowers

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

Most recent articles by Lois A. Bowers

Giving their regards

It’s not every day that four Broadway stars take requests from older adults, sing show tunes and pay tribute to long-term care workers, all in one performance. Especially during a pandemic. But that’s exactly what New Jersey-based Van Dyk Health Care recently arranged for its residents and employees. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

More COVID-19 testing needed for assisted living and skilled nursing, groups say as CMS issues guidance for reopening

Two associations representing long-term care providers on Monday called for more funding for COVID-19 testing for assisted living communities as well as skilled nursing facilities after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a plan for the relaxing of the restrictions put in place in the nation’s nursing homes due to the pandemic.

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People in the news, May 19

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May 28, learn how to help residents combat loneliness and boredom

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, residents of senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities are even more at risk than usual for social isolation, loneliness and boredom. In a May 28 webinar, learn how staff members and residents can use technology to prevent what is considered by some to be the next public health crisis.

Long-term care struggles for COVID-19 resources speak to deeper societal issue, leaders say

Assisted living communities’ and nursing homes’ difficulty in securing personal protective equipment and testing to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19, despite the fact that older adults are at higher risk for serious complications related to the disease, speaks to a deeper societal issue in the United States, leaders of national and state industry associations said Thursday.

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